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How much vram in a video card for a movie?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:13 pm
by echy5
How much vram do i need in a video card to be able to produce a movie like Valerian city of a thousand planets?

is 8gb of vram enough?
is 12gb of vram enough?
is 24 gb of vram enough?

if 8gb of vram isnt enough and 12gb is plenty enough then now i know to buy
like 5 video cards that have 12gb of vram in the future, since octane takes the lowest amount of vram if put with a 24gb video card toghther with a 4gb video card

what i want to know is if an 8gb video card is plenty enough of ram, so then i can buy duplicates to speed up my rendering process
but i dont know if 8gb is enough to satisfy plenty for huge work loads like move vfx that include abunch of materials provided with the software used
i need someone to give me a range of how much i can do with the amount of vram in a video card .

Re: How much vram in a video card for a movie?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:07 am
by bepeg4d
Hi echy5,
difficult to say since it dipends on the optimization and personal workflow.
It must to be said that, in v3 there is currently a geometry limit of ~79 million polys, equals to 8.5GB of memory, so better to look at at least 12GB GPUs to be safe, even if you can move all the textures in scene to RAM, with the Out-of-core option.
ciao beppe